What If We Became a Type II Civilization?

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When it comes to energy, we have a long way to go before our utility bills become a thing of the past. On the Kardashev scale we’re still a Type 0 civilization, but we’re closer than ever to harnessing Earth’s energy. So, what would it take for us to become a Type II, or stellar civilization? How could we harness the energy of our Sun? What could prevent us from getting to the next level on the scale? How would our lives change?

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